Let’s for a moment take a look at that little fancy purple stamp that reads “All About Archie!” and appreciate that it totally sounds like a Tony award winner for Best Revival of a Musical. I can practically hear Sutton Foster belting out the title song. But it really has been all about Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor ever since the latest royal baby popped into this world last week. He’s got his first People magazine cover, and he’s been visited by his auntie and uncle, the future King and Queen Consort of England. Not bad for a totally normal, ordinary, run-of-the-mill kid.
William and Kate finally got around to visiting their nephew a little over a week after he was born. I’m sure they would have popped in sooner if they all still lived together at the Castle Smile-And-Wave, but Archie’s mom and dad Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry now live way out at Frogmore Cottage. And it’s probably a real bitch and a half to fight the traffic to get out to the middle of nowhere on a Saturday, so William and Kate visited Archie yesterday. People says that William and Kate had events to do, which is why their first meeting happened yesterday. Although I’m sure at least one tabloid is working on a story about how William was dragged to Frogmore by one of The Queen’s guards in an attempt to kill any lingering feud rumors.
A picture hasn’t been released of Archie with his uncle and aunt yet. At the very least, I hope we get a picture when Archie gets his first visit from his cousins. I want to see Prince George’s face as he looks at Archie and thinks: “No title? AND a common last name? Goodness, how positively dreadful.”
Speaking of Archie’s bland life as a regular child, a source spoke to People about that. They claim that Archie really will have a normal life filled with finger paint and Ants in the Pants.
“I see this kid being creative and doing tons of crafts, playing games. We all grew up with those activities, and just because this baby is going to be a royal doesn’t mean he won’t do all that fun stuff.”
People seem to think that Harry and Meghan will be attempting to raise Archie as normal as possible, like Harry’s mom Princess Diana did (such as taking the subway and going to Disney World).
No matter how much normal person energy Harry and Meghan try to channel while raising Archie, it won’t do any good. That kid is rich and famous, he’s not growing up like a normal kid. He can do all the crafts his nanny can search on Pinterest. But unless he’s cracking open a glue stick and discovering that it’s half dried out and covered in gross hairs (but still tries to make it work by licking the top without his mother catching him), he’s not living the full normal child experience.
Here’s Kate doing an event, the D-Day exhibition at Bletchley Park, yesterday:
Pics: People, Wenn.com